Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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Anthony Rose: Rioja has become Spain's most diverse wine region

In 2004, the American super-critic, Robert Parker, predicted that Spain would emerge as a leader in wine. He spoke both of better quality and also greater creativity. He was not far wrong.

Anthony Rose: The strength of Sicily's volcanic terrain is in the native grape varieties

Rising from fertile orchards and vineyards surrounded by wild flowers, Mount Etna's pockmarked summit is a constant reminder that Europe's tallest active volcano has blown its top many times down the centuries.

Anthony Rose: My crystal ball may be hazy, but I predict a happy New Year for oenophiles

What does the New Year hold for oenophiles? It looks quite rosy: a broader palette of wine styles and better quality all around.

Anthony Rose: These decadent wines will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth

As shelves groan with decadent sweet wines, let's devote the final pre-Christmas column to those with a sweet tooth.

Something for the weekend: Taste the Difference Sierra de Andia Reserva; Moss Wood Amy's Blend; Marsannay Blanc, Louis Jadot

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